Established in 1926 by architect Martin Roche, this award gives a student the opportunity to independently study architecture abroad. The recipient will be selected on individual merit as evidenced by tour and independent study plan, strength of faculty recommendation, academic background, personal and professional achievements, character, integrity and general indication of future promise in the profession. The AIA Chicago Foundation reserves the right to interview any and all applicants before making a final decision and reserves the right not to make an award, or to divide the scholarship if multiple awards are made. This award is intended for independent study and is not to be used for credit-earning activities sponsored by educational institutions or other organizations.
Open to Architecture students at University of Illinois Chicago, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology.